Trump To Meet On Killing Social Media Liability Shield

The Hill reports:

President Trump is set to meet with a group of Republican state attorneys general about revising a law that gives tech companies a legal liability shield for content posted by third parties.

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act – which also gives platforms the ability to do good faith content moderation – has increasingly come under fire from Republicans who baselessly claim it allows the censoring of conservative viewpoints.

“Online censorship goes far beyond the issue of free speech, it’s also one of protecting consumers and ensuring they are informed of their rights and resources to fight back under the law,” White House spokesperson Judd Deere said in a statement to The Hill.

Trump’s executive order launching the review was issued shortly after Twitter added a warning label to one of his tweets for the first time. Trump wants to remove “burdensome” regulations on all businesses. Except the ones where people might talk smack about him.